Ohio authorities announce arrest of dozens on drug charges

October 25, 2017

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen people have been arrested during an Ohio drug sweep.

State, local and federal law enforcement agents participated in the action beginning early Wednesday in Mansfield in north-central Ohio.

Investigators say 26 people had been arrested mid-day out of 39 individuals indicted on drug charges.

In one case, 18 individuals were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, while 21 were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

Among the agencies participating were the Mansfield police department, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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